6 Best Moodle Quiz Plugins you Need to Install Right Away

6 Best Moodle Quiz Plugins you Need to Install Right Away

Quizzes in Moodle are a great tool to assess the performance of your students. With quizzes, you can pull valuable insights on the level of understanding of your students, especially when it comes to the key concepts and topics of your course. 

But there are several ways and plugins for quizzing within Moodle. With so many quiz plugin options available, how do you optimize your quizzing process in Moodle? 

Don’t worry! Your quizzing journey in Moodle is about to get easier! 

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best Moodle quiz plugins for you to evaluate your learners in the most effective possible way.

List of Best Moodle Quiz Plugins

#1 Quiz Activity

The Quiz activity lets you easily manage a wide range of questions within a specific layout and order. It allows you to provide different kinds of feedback based on how a student performed on the quiz. 

You can also control the ways in which students can access the quiz. The Question bank serves as an organized repository of all the questions in your course, separate from any quiz activities that might use them.

Key Features

  • Covers dynamic teaching needs, from simple, multiple-choice knowledge tests to complex, self-assessment tasks with detailed feedback
  • Supports different types of questions such as multiple-choice, numerical, essay type, short answer, true/ false, Calculated multi-choice questions, etc
  • Questions stored separately in the question bank can be reused in different quizzes
  • Allows you to easily create and set up a new Quiz activity in the desired section of your course
  • Offers flexibility to add questions with or without time limits
  • Students can flag questions to grab the teacher’s attention to possible doubts/queries

#2 H5P Quiz Plugin

H5P is a powerful open-source, HTML5-based authoring tool for interactive learning in Moodle. It’s implemented as an activity in Moodle. The biggest plus of using this plugin is the variety of content types it is compatible with. 

H5P not only supports multiple types of content such as interactive videos, course presentations with interactive slides, text-based dialog cards but also supports diverse options for quizzes such as MCQ-based questions, Fill in the blanks, flashcards, summary, etc.

It even allows you to add single-choice, multiple-choice or true/false type quizzes to enrich interactive learning videos.

Apart from embedding questions into course presentations and interactive videos, H5P can easily record the results of your students from the activity into the module grade book. No need to manually enter or edit grades in gradebook. 

Key Features

  • Provides access to several content types for creating quizzes – Multiple-choice, true/false, drag and drop images or text, Fill in the blanks, drag and drop question, Guess the answer, mark the words etc
  • Allows you to create personality and time-based arithmetic quizzes 
  • Super-intuitive as Moodle teachers don’t need any Java or HTML knowledge to use it
  • It is 100 percent responsive
  • Content can be easily shared and reused
  • Allows you to create visually appealing quizzes in Moodle
  • Supports full integration with Gradebook in Moodle
  • It’s also available for use in Moodle Mobile App

#3 Offline Quiz 

The Offline Quiz module by Academic Moodle Corporation is a simple quiz plugin that helps you add paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. It makes sense to use this plugin if you have a large number of students to evaluate. You can conduct an offline pencil-paper test/quiz and then even subsequently grade your learners in Moodle. Here’s a simple way of using the plugin for your quiz requirements in Moodle.

Key Features

  • Easy to use quiz plugin 
  • Works in both online and offline mode
  • Quick grading as scanned answer forms are evaluated and graded automatically by the module
  • Students can view the scanned copies for mistakes and improvements
  • Hundreds of students can be easily examined all at once without spending time and effort on expensive e-testing equipment
  • Supports 6 groups wherein each group can contain a different set of questions in a different order.

#4 JazzQuiz 

Realtime Quiz was rewritten to make JazzQuiz in order to integrate the core Moodle question engine. JazzQuiz Moodle plugin lets you improvise efficiently when it comes to quiz questions and have dynamic unplanned discussions with students.

JazzQuiz lets you quickly run a multichoice or short answer question during the quiz. The plugin is created to make quick knowledge checks especially useful to gauge true knowledge and understanding of students in face-to-face lessons.

Key Features

  • Lets you conduct quizzes with preplanned questions and also improvise on the fly in the middle of a live session with spontaneous questions while teaching
  • A handy drop-down menu with different question types such as short answer, multi-choice (3, 4 & 5) and true/false to help with improvisation
  • Flexibility to add your own improvise questions, simply add them in that category and prefix their names with {IMPROV}
  • You can also start a vote on the students’ responses
  • Allows you to download reports for attendance or responses in CSV

#5 QUESTOURnament 

If you want to add a bit of gamification to the mix to refine your quizzes in Moodle, QUESTOURnament can be a great option. It is designed for engaging learners in a game of questions called challenges.

With QUESTOURnament, students can solve intellectual challenges within the given time limit. Both teachers and students can author challenges for other fellow learners to take up. The competitive scoring scheme offered by this plugin promotes active learning and motivation. 

Key Features

  • Fosters proactive learning as students can participate to create challenging questions for their batchmates
  • Sessions are organized as a contest where a ranking is set according to the results achieved to help keep students motivated to perform well 
  • Rewards for students to create challenges 
  • Students can even evaluate the answers to the challenges they pose to other learners (responsible learning)

#6 Active Quiz

 Active Quiz works great for running quizzes live in a classroom. It also supports multiple choice questions and employs AJAX to show responses in real-time. The plugin shows usernames live while responding to questions in live sessions. But these names can also be kept anonymous (default setting). 

It’s a fully responsive plugin that lets you conduct in-class quizzes on a wide range of devices (no device constraints). With Active Quiz, you can review student responses in real-time and re-poll the same question, go to the next question, or skip to any question set up for the session.

Key Features

  • High-functionality, responsive quiz module in Moodle
  • Supports any question type from the question bank 
  • Easily include both timed as well as non-timed questions
  • Offers a flexible review system 
  • Grades are automatically populated to the gradebook
  • Supports group quizzing along with the group attendance feature

Final Words

Different quiz plugins cater to different needs in Moodle. 

So, here’s a little tip for you. 

Your choice of quiz plugins for your e-Learning program depends on three key factors: 1 – your assessment requirements 2 – your bandwidth of creating, evaluating and grading different assessment types. Here’s a quick guide to help you create a quiz in Moodle in 3 simple steps.  3 – the number of students you’re examining or evaluating. 

Before signing off, here’s an interesting read for you to help you grade better in Moodle.

Hope this compilation helped you figure out your quizzing tools in Moodle. Tell us your favourite quiz plugins or any other quiz plugins that could have made it to the list. The comments section is open to your suggestions.

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